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You may know us better by one of our brands: Insurance Journal, Carrier Management, Claims Journal,, or Academy of Insurance.


Wells Media provides this Privacy Policy to communicate to you how we collect, use, maintain, protect and disclose information that we collect from or about you in conjunction with your access to and use of our Services.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from all sources, including in connection with our websites, mobile sites, applications ("apps"), widgets, conferences, events, social media accounts, and electronic newsletters or communications (collectively the "Services") that link to this Privacy Policy.
Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Services.

This policy may change from time to time (see Updates). Your continued use of Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

If you wish to change any of the information that we maintain about you or wish to update preferences, you can do so at any time through your account or by contacting customer service.
If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or how we or our service providers handle your personal information, please contact

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the "GDPR"), the data controller is Wells Media Group, Inc., a California corporation, with principal place of business at 3570 Camino del Rio N., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108.


This section details the information we may collect about you. We explain why, and how, we use it in later sections.

Information you provide to us:

We may automatically collect various types of information about you, your computer or other device used to access our Services. This automatically collected information may include: network or IP address, information about your web browser (such as Chrome,

What we collect can depend on the individual settings of your device and software. We recommend checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to us.

We use cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies across our Services to collect information about you. This information can be used to improve the performance of our Services, make advertising more relevant and enhance your user experience. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more information.

When you visit our websites, third parties (such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and AdRoll) may place cookies on your browsers for targeted advertising purposes.

Information we obtain from partners and public sources:

For example, in some cases we may get information such as job title and company name from social media services to help us better understand our audience and target advertising and marketing communications.


To provide, maintain, and support the Services
We require some of your personal information, so our Services can work as you would expect, for example, delivering a magazine to your correct address or sending you electronic newsletters you have subscribed to.

To contact you
To communicate with you about the Services or your account with us, including responding to your comments, inquiries or requests.

To better understand our readers and users.

We use web tracking and analytics combined with third-party data to report demographics, interests and behaviors of our readers and users. For example, to report what content is most popular among our readers and users. This helps us better understand and serve our users, and to improve our products and services.

We rely on advertising revenue to support our award-winning journalism. We need to process your information to understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant personalized advertising.

To deliver targeted advertising.
We may use any information we collect from and about you to assist us in delivering ads about products and services personalized to your individual interests. We may work

We may use your information with your consent or at your direction.


We may share your information with members of the Wells Media group of products including websites and printed products, such as: Insurance Journal, Carrier Management, Claims Journal,, or Academy of Insurance and products related to these brands.

You may authorize us to disclose your information to others, such as when you register for a webinar from one of our advertisers.

Service providers
subscription with us, we will disclose your information (address, contact details) to our distribution partners to facilitate delivery of our magazines.

We, and our advertising partners, use cookies to collect personal information and serve you with advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. These are known as personalized, or targeted, ads. There is more specific information about our advertising partners and data sharing in our Cookie Policy.

Social media providers
We may share information with social media platforms when you log in to our Services via a social media account or use components on our sites provided by social media platforms (such as the "Facebook Recommend" function). We may also share the information of our subscribers with social media partners for the following reasons:

Other users
Our sites are publicly accessible and anyone around the world who accesses our sites will be able to see anything you post to public areas of our websites, such as comments about an article or our forums.

Successors in title
If Wells Media undertakes or is involved in any merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or insolvency event, then we may sell, transfer or share all or part of our assets, including your information, in connection with such transaction, or in preparation for or contemplation of such transaction (for example, due diligence).


Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions about how we handle your data and personal information (see "Contact Us" below).

Tracking Technologies and Advertising
You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Targeted Advertising
If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data.


California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Notice
For California Residents Only        

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, California residents have specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes Californians' rights and explains how California residents can exercise those rights. The intentions of the CCPA are to provide California residents with the right to:

Exercising Your CCPA Data Protection Rights
For California Residents Only        

If you are a resident of California and would like to exercise these rights, we ask you to provide sufficient information to verify your identity. You may exercise these rights by calling us at 800-897-9965 x129 to submit a request, or by using the Do Not Sell My Personal Information page on this site.


EEA residents may exercise any of the rights described in this section by using the applicable functionality in our Services or by contacting us directly. If you reside outside of the European Union, you may have similar rights under your local laws.

You have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing. You may exercise these rights at (Own Your Personal Data) or by contacting us directly.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on your request.

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

Lawful basis for processing

We use your personal data according to the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of our use. We will process your personal data where:


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Updated versions will be posted to our web site and date stamped so that you are always aware when the Privacy Policy was last updated.

By using any Wells Media Services, you acknowledge you have read and accept this Privacy Policy.

"Cookies" are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a service for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that service. Many services use cookies for these purposes. We may use cookies (and similar items such as clear gifs, web beacons, tags, etc.) on our Services to customize your preferences, to customize content, to serve you targeted advertising, and for other purposes to make your visit more convenient or to enable us to understand how our Services are used. We may also use and place cookies (and similar items) on your computer from our third party service providers in connection with the Services, such as an analytics provider that helps us manage and analyze usage of our Services. In addition, our advertisers and business partners may set cookies and similar items on your computer when you use our Services. You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use our Services, but it may interfere with some of its functionality. Cookies and similar items are not used by us to automatically retrieve personally identifiable information from your computer without your knowledge. If you delete your cookies, change browsers or use a different cookie, our cookie (or an opt-out cookie) may no longer work and you will have to reinput (or opt-out) again.

Embedded content from other websites.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website

Our Services are not intended for children under 16 years of age. Wells Media does not knowingly target advertising to, or collect information from minors; however, we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our Services. If a child under 16 years of age provides us with his/her data without parental or guardian consent, we encourage the parent or guardian to contact us to have this information removed and to unsubscribe the minor from any future Wells Media marketing communications.


If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Mark Wooster, CFO
Wells Media Group, Inc.
3570 Camino del Rio N #100
San Diego, CA 92108

Telephone: (619) 584-1100 x129
US Toll Free: (800) 897-9965 x129
Fax: (619) 584-1200

Last Updated: July 13th, 2020

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